Georgia Colleges and Universities

Georgians view education as an investment in the future and businesses find the state’s higher education system a big selling point. The widely-successful Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) program has helped keep high achievers in the state since 1993 with over $7.2 billion in aid provided to 1.5 million students since inception.

The University System of Georgia (USG) produces over 60,000 graduates each year from four research universities, four comprehensive universities, 10 state universities and 13 state colleges.

More than 13,000 additional graduates come each year from Georgia’s renowned private institutions such as Emory University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Mercer University.

Today, in metro-Atlanta, businesses will find that one-third of adults hold a four-year degree. The region also boasts the 3rd highest number of engineering bachelor’s degrees awarded in the nation.